She asked: “What does love mean to men?”
I replied: There is no such thing as “men”. People can only answer for themselves, and so the answer they provide will be their current subjective interpretation on the concept of love. Love itself is not about meaning, it is a state of being, one that shines at the heart of each person. After all, everyone loves themselves, and so whatever they do will be an effort to please themselves. The Way is about understanding what that self is, that which we are always trying to please. It is not about gender, or even being human or other, it transcends all of the temporary distinctions. If you want to experience love, you must immolate yourself. What remains after the sacrifice, some may call “love”. For you, it doesn’t matter. Your ashes are rising to heaven.